Correct spelling, explanation: the word virtual originates from Middle English vertual, virtual, from Medieval Latin virtuālis and from virtus (virtue). As you can see, the etymology indicates that this adjective should be spelled with the -r consonant. If you’re not sure how to spell a word, always look at its history, because it can be very helpful. Virtual is the only correct version and
vitual is just a mistake.
Definition of virtual:
adjective, created by computer technology and appearing to exist but not existing in the physical world
Due to the pandemic, many companies have transitioned to virtual meetings and events to reduce the risk of infection.
The popularity of virtual reality technology has increased significantly in recent years, allowing users to immerse themselves in lifelike digital environments.
Collocations with virtual:
Some most commonly used collocations include: virtual reality, virtual assistant, virtual world
I tried a virtual reality game for the first time, and it felt like I was actually inside the game world.
My virtual assistant can help me manage my schedule, set reminders, and even order groceries for me.
In the virtual world of online gaming, I can explore fantastical lands and meet players from all over the globe.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
vitual is a non-existent word because this version lacks one important element – the -r letter. When spelling the adjective virtual pay attention to the pronunciation. You should also check the etymology – it originates from Middle English vertual, virtual, and from Medieval Latin virtuālis. As you can see, there’s no reason to write it down without one important consonant.
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